'IT Centre of Excellence a Must in City'

Kerala should nurture the dream to become ‘Startup’s Own Country’ as the state has great potential in this regard, Sridhar Thiruvengadam

Published: 08th February 2014 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2014 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala should nurture the dream to become ‘Startup’s Own Country’ as the state has great potential in this regard, Sridhar Thiruvengadam, chief operating officer, Cognizant Technology Solutions, said on Friday. He was speaking at KMA National Management Convention here.

“The state should start an IT centre of excellence in Kochi as the city is the hub of shipping, logistics and tourism industries and these segments will immensely be benefited from it,” he said.

“In a recent survey, Kochi found a place in the top 10 destinations in the country for future IT growth. The state has started various business incubation centres in the recent years. Kerala has to move ahead in the sector by nurturing talents through these centres. The state has tremendous opportunities in social, mobile, analytics and cloud services,” he said.

He pointed out that as the industry in the state expands, students without science background will also get an opportunity to work with IT companies. “In the next six years, 100 billion more devices will be connected to Internet all over the world. The data on the Internet will be 50 times more than what it is now,” he added. 

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